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Funding and Acquisitions: Maxta, Inktank and Greenbytes

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen news on funding and acquisitions. Maxta Inc At the beginning of May Maxta Inc announced a “B” round of funding totalling $25 million from Tenaya Capital, Intel Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.  I’ve talked about this company before, but as a bit of background, Maxta’s MxSP (Maxta Storage Platform) is a distributed scale-out storage ... Read More »

Storage Field Day 5: New Vendor Added – Scale Computing

This week brings me to San Jose and the next Storage Field Day (number 5) from Stephen and folks on the Tech Field Day team.  I previously posted some background information on the presenting companies and since then the team have announced that Scale Computing has been added to the list. Scale Computing is one of the hyper-converged infrastructure vendors, ... Read More »

CEO Updates: Tintri and Violin Memory (updated)

Over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet with CEOs from two startup companies in the storage industry.  Both are relatively new to their positions, however each company has very different challenges ahead. Violin Memory is one of the original all-flash storage vendors which went through a rather rocky IPO last year; Tintri is a startup focusing ... Read More »

Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 2)

This post continues the discussion on what to expect from vendors presenting at the next Storage Field Day in Silicon Valley between 23-25 April 2014. SanDisk The first thing that comes to mind when I hear SanDisk’s name is their range of consumer devices.  Of course the company is about a lot more than that and has previously presented at a ... Read More »

Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 1)

With just under a month to the next Storage Field Day (the Influencer event run by Stephen Foskett and his team) I thought it would be good to profile the presenting companies and set the scene about what we can expect during the three days of presentations. For those unfamiliar with the Tech Field Day format, the idea is to ... Read More »

Review: QSAN AegisSAN Q500-F21 SAN Array

Despite all the talk about new technologies, there’s still a market for SMB/SME capable storage arrays.  I already have a QSAN P100V4 in the lab, which is my main iSCSI array and that has been working faultlessly for the last 18 months.  Recently reviewed the QSAN Q500-F21, part of the AegisSAN range that supports both iSCSI and Fibre Channel. Product ... Read More »